Week in Review @PocketDroid (20.08 – 26.08)


Another week had passed, and it’s time for our weekly review!

The Google Nexus 7 tablet made its way to Romania, France and Hong Kong. Here’s what we said about that:

Google Nexus 7 tablet is now available pretty much everywhere through retailers. For example Romanian retailer QuickMobile has begun selling both 8Gb and 16GB variants for over a week now, while over the weekend French retailer PriceMinister listed the 16GB model as available for €300. There are many other retailers like these that we are not aware of throughout Europe, Asia and Australia which already sells the 7″ quad core tablet. Read more

Sony updated their Xperia 2011 lineup to Android 4.0.4. Here’s a cut from the story:

Not later than last week Sony Mobile begin rolling out Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to Xperia P, a handset that’s part of 2012 Xperia NXT series.

In a post on its official blog today, Sony has announced that starting this week the following handsets: Xperia mini pro, Xperia neo L and Live with Walkman are next in line to receive Android 4.0 software update followed by Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Xperia ray, all part of Xperia 2011 series which will enjoy the same treatment over the next few weeks. Available OTA

Sony Xperia J appeared on a press photo. In our words:

Almost a month ago, we saw acceptance units of the Xperia J, and now we got the first press render of the upcoming device. As you can see, it resembles Xperia arc’s design quite a lot (read: curved back cover). We find it quite appealing. Full article

LG Confirmed the ICS update for the Optimus 2X, 3D and 3D Max. Here’s the story in short:

It can not get more official than this! LG Mobile says Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software update arrives to LG Optimus 2X smartphobe customers in Korea next month.

According to a statement given by LG Mobile to Korean NewsTomato agency, Android 4.0 ICS firmware upgrade consisted of a 536MB file size is almost ready for September rollout. Besides Optimus 2X being upgraded to ICS, Optimus 3D and Optimus 3D Max (Cube) will follow in line next. Optimus LTE Tag Comes Next

Asus Transformer Pad TF300 got official Jellybean update. Here’s a paragraph from the article:

Asus finally released the Jellybean update for the Transformer Pad TF300 tablet in UK. That makes it one of the first non-Nexus devices to get official Jellybean update.

The update bumps up the version number to .1, and brings numerous improvements. All of the Jellybean features are present here, like Project Butter, revamped notifications, improved Face UnlockOnly for UK